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    Aimed/aiming

    Dear teacher,

    "This week it presented four new models, aimed chiefly at aspiring, fun-loving youngsters in emerging markets" could you please help explain why use aimed not aiming? Thank you.

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    Re: Aimed/aiming

    Quote Originally Posted by idiotmike View Post
    Dear teacher,

    "This week it presented four new models, aimed chiefly at aspiring, fun-loving youngsters in emerging markets" could you please help explain why use aimed not aiming? Thank you.
    "This week it presented four new models which were aimed at aspiring, fun-loving youngsters ..."

    If you consider that the comma replaces the words which I have underlined, you will see that "aimed" is the correct choice.

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    Re: Aimed/aiming

    will it be considered correct if I use "aiming"? thank you

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    Re: Aimed/aiming

    Quote Originally Posted by idiotmike View Post
    Will it be considered correct if I use "aiming"? Thank you.
    No.

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    Re: Aimed/aiming

    Quote Originally Posted by idiotmike View Post
    will it be considered correct if I use "aiming"?
    I think it's possible, if you think of the implied subject of the active participle 'aiming' as 'it', presumably a company.

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    Re: Aimed/aiming

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I think it's possible, if you think of the implied subject of the active participle 'aiming' as 'it', presumably a company.
    Very true, oops!

    It was aiming its products at that market.
    The products were aimed at that market.

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